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Old 07-13-2010, 05:01 PM   #29
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Where about in the van is it happening? I've had the same problem.

I sanded the patches down and re-cleaned them and reapplied the paint. My patches are still noticeable though as I couldnít sand down the paint in the vinyl texture.

I can post some pictures of my reapplied bits if you want.
Mine were in the ceiling. Pretty sure it was areas I missed with the cleaning solution. I sanded them down, re-cleaned with TSP, rinsed it off and re-applied the primer. Going to check it in about an hour to see if the "crinkling" has stopped.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:55 PM   #30
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Wow, good info! Rollerboy, would the Cover-Stain be a good product to prime the fake wood with, before painting? I want to brighten the inside of my 72 AS, and get rid of the dark fake-stain. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:15 PM   #31
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Just a quick update.

I suggested using BIN primer. Over all it has worked brilliantly but in small patches it has started to bubble. It's not a huge problem but it's not the wonder fix I thought it first was.

I just wanted to warn anybody who was thinking of using it.

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:01 PM   #32
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I have begun painting my interior walls with Krylon spray paint for plastics. Works great. takes forever to mask off or remove everything. At 8 bucks a can I think I could have bought a new A/S for less.LOL.

How has this turned out? It seems too easy/good to be true but it looks great!
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How has this turned out? It seems too easy/good to be true but it looks great!
Hi Fishandfly Well actually it has turned out really well. My project has morphed into a complete shell off so all the interior skins and end caps have been removed. I did paint almost all of them before they were removed. Here are a couple of shots before everything was removed. You can clearly see the sections not painted yet. I wish I could find this paint in liquid form to just roll on. The spray cans are expensive and a lot of time was spent masking off everything.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:08 AM   #34
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Hi Fishandfly Well actually it has turned out really well. My project has morphed into a complete shell off so all the interior skins and end caps have been removed. I did paint almost all of them before they were removed. Here are a couple of shots before everything was removed. You can clearly see the sections not painted yet. I wish I could find this paint in liquid form to just roll on. The spray cans are expensive and a lot of time was spent masking off everything.
Wow. Looking great.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:25 PM   #35
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Does anyone worry about all the chemical leaching into the air and contaminating our environment. We just bought our airstream and plan to use it as both an office and a family vacation tool, but I am very worried about all of the plastics. First there is the vinyl wall issue and then it seems that even the primers and sealers are just more chemicals that are inevitably gassing. I don't know how easily I'll rest in my little silver pod if I'm thinking we are just all being gassed. Our vinyl is sticky sticky so I'm looking to seal and paint it but am hoping someone has the best, most environmentally friendly option we can use.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:34 PM   #36
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Does anyone worry about all the chemical leaching into the air and contaminating our environment. We just bought our airstream and plan to use it as both an office and a family vacation tool, but I am very worried about all of the plastics. First there is the vinyl wall issue and then it seems that even the primers and sealers are just more chemicals that are inevitably gassing. I don't know how easily I'll rest in my little silver pod if I'm thinking we are just all being gassed. Our vinyl is sticky sticky so I'm looking to seal and paint it but am hoping someone has the best, most environmentally friendly option we can use.

I worry about my dog gassing me out

Search this forum for advice on great products to clean the vinyl coated walls - the stickiness can be successfully removed. If you're worried about chemicals and the associated impact on the world, leave the paint on the shelf... I work on the shuttle program - both in payload and crew systems. We are extremely concerned with out-gassing - as it can effect humans and very sensitive orbiting spacecraft. Almost everything outgasses. Somehow, we have flight-approved sharpie markers. Hummmmmmmmm Sometimes you just have to let convenience override!

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Old 02-20-2011, 10:30 PM   #38
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We used to get so frustrated with my grandparents as they were always worried about the out gassing, to the degree that they would cover their flooring with area rugs that we all tripped over. I can't believe they didn't break a hip on those rugs!

I have to say, I while I'm not super crazy about chemicals and such in the house, it really freaks me out to think about being in such a small, enclosed space surrounded by nothing but vinyl and acrylics. We'll be in our airstream for longer than I would expect anyone is on a shuttle. Come to think of it, my crazy grandfather was an engineer at NASA for over 25 years.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:30 PM   #39
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why not wall paper

I used a wall paper from Loews that was pre-glued and you tore it into pieces of various sizes then moistend in warm water and applied onto the wall.

I cleaned the vinyl with a mild solution of TSP before applying the wall paper. It covers well and more than two years still looks great.

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After washing the vinyl walls of 1976 AS Caravanner with just water and a little detergent, I applied two coats of polycrylic to the walls. They seem to be better with less stickiness than previous noticed. I will probably apply at least one more coat. I did not want to paint because I like the look of the original material. If I find anything significant I'll report to the group.

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Hampstead38, I got to the end of the thread awaiting your "1 year report" with great anticipation! How did your clean/prime/paint/seal method work out for you?
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Hampstead38, I got to the end of the thread awaiting your "1 year report" with great anticipation! How did your clean/prime/paint/seal method work out for you?

i have a "1 year report"...

paint still holding up. even in our 32 days straight of 100+ temps in texas!
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